Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • paddle, late 1800s–2002
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 118.5 x 24 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 46 5/8 x 9 7/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5111

The wooden paddle has a leaf-shaped blade and a cylindrical shaft. There is a small handle at the end of the shaft. It is a light natural color.